Cooking Class Ideas

Cooking Class Ideas

So you want a cooking class idea and you prefer to make it a food experience? Or maybe you are looking to simple cooking class ideas before a professional cooking course? There are many cooking classes available in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane. We have researched the most popular and check out what they offer.

The choice of cooking class idea will depend on what you actually wish to learn. Whether you are looking for a night out or just wish to learn new dishes, tips and tricks to impress family or friends. Or you just want to gain more confidence in your home kitchen.

Quite often your time allocation and your budget are taken into consideration in which cooking class idea you will eventually choose to attend.  We have listed a range in the hope of catering to a variety of budgets, individual needs and wants. These classes can be delivered by private cooking class only.

# 1 American Cooking Class idea

We just wonder American Cooking Class ideas ourself? Burgers and fries. America cooking is big and heaps of food influence to explore with cooking class ideas. We love to discover the beauty of the African and French influences in Cajun and Creole cooking. We love a taste of New Orleans as we like everything about Cajun and Creole flavours. Explore how to make gumbo, jambalaya, roasted briskets. Plus you can enjoy the great of all time Jazz music complimenting with this regional American Cooking Class.

# 2 Asian Seafood Barbecue Idea

Love Asian seafood barbecue idea? Being a warm tropical climate, many Asian countries also enjoy long coastal lines with great supplies of seafoods. With plenty of herbs and spices, cooking Asian styled dishes with seafoods are great ways for private cooking classes, team building or just lovers of seafoods. Seafood barbecue with nice dipping sauce, company with her and spices, fold into rice paper rolls in Vietnam or wrap in leaves in Indonesia are our favourites. Asian seafood barbecue are great fun learn new ways with the barbecue to make you look like a pro at your next dinner party.

# 3 Summer BBQ Cooking

Learn some hot new recipes as you learn where the hot spots are on the BBQ.. “Manning up” to the barbie is always fun, but do you have the right technique? Learn a variety of BBQ techniques that help you put out the most delicious food in a timely manner with room to spare. No more overcooked meat, just the key knowledge and skills so you can work your magic at the BBQ. Learn some hot new recipes as you learn where the hot spots are on the BBQ and how to use them to your advantage. Think lamb blackstrap with Argentinean chimichurri, bbq pork ribs with chipotle barbecue sauce, even bbq veggies and more! With beer or wine in hand you can be the best BBQ chef in no time flat! As always, classes are suitable for novices as well as experienced cooks. You help make a number of recipes hands-on, with some demonstration, and an interactive part to each class where knife skills are taught as well as kitchen basics. Tune up the barbie and brush up on seasonal favourites. Summer is nearly here, so it’s time to tune up the barbie and brush up on seasonal favourites, or learn a few new ones. Ribs, chicken, even veggies all cooked to perfection. Easy peasy!

# 4 The Art of BBQ Cooking

Turn your favourite summer pastime into an art with fast, delicious recipes. Barbecue is hot, but it’s a lot more than just cooking food on a fire. Stop burning those snags, and turn your favourite summer pastime into an art with simple, fast and delicious summer recipes. Learn to perfectly cook mouth-watering ribs, fresh fish and organic poultry using Australia’s favourite summer cooking method. BBQ off some delicious vegetables fresh from the farmers’ market, and you are Master of the art of BBQ cooking!Canapes and Christmas Cooking Classes

#5 Seafood BBQ Cooking Class

Amazing seafood hot off the bbq, cooked to perfection. Learn seafood dishes that love the BBQ, and how to barbecue them to perfection. Plate up amazing seafood hot off the bbq, and serve it with fresh salsas that dance on your palate. This class teaches about sustainable seafood and essential BBQ skills. Think banana leaf wrapped fish, crispy BBQ octopus, BBQ prawns. You will leave with the new title of BBQ Chef for sure! As always, classes are suitable for novices as well as experienced cooks. You help make a number of recipes hands-on, with some demonstration, and an interactive part to each class where knife skills are taught as well as kitchen basics

Singapore Chilli Crab Cooking

Singapore Chilli Crab is an amazing dish that enjoy by many people not only Singaporean but also visitors. We can organise this exciting class with a private chef. The class features the popular and mouth watering Singapore Chilli Crab cooked to perfection. This dish has been a national dishes in Singapore. Learn how to select, buy, store and clean the mud crab. Serve with aromatic coconut cream rice or Singaporean style bread . This class rocks!! 

#6 Asian Noodle Cooking Class 

For fast, easy, nutritious meals – use your noodle(s)! When you want a fast, easy, nutritious meal – use your noodle(s)! Chef Wanitha Tanasingam will show you a great variety of noodles, including wheat, rice, egg and even mung bean! Learn their selection and storage, and uses for entrees, mains or a quick lunch. Whether fresh, dried, stir-fried, souped or wrapped, using your noodle is easy and delicious!

# 7 Beginer Cooking Class

Learn To Be A Chef Even if you can’t boil an egg, you are assured of success! Learn to chop, sharpen a knife, make basic stocks and more while you prepare amazing recipes. This class is for beginners, so even if you can’t boil an egg, you are assured of success. Expect more stylish food than you ever thought you could make. We take you through a series of new recipes for your repertoire, with world flavours on the menu. This class is mandatory for those who love to cook but need to limit their time in the kitchen. Every class is a different menu, so even if you’ve been to Learn to be a Chef before, you’ll learn something new.

Christmas Canapes Cooking Class

Delicious canapés that are so easy to prepare you’ll have time to deck the halls.
It’s time to strut your stuff this Christmas. Impress your guests with stunning, delicious canapés that are so easy to prepare you’ll have time to deck the halls. In this class, learn to make marvellous morsels like smoked salmon quesadillas, won ton shooters, scallops with avocado foam, prawn tapas, chocolate chilli truffles and much more. As always, classes are suitable for novices as well as experienced cooks. You help make a number of recipes hands-on, with some demonstration, and an interactive part to each class where knife skills are taught as well as kitchen basics. 

#9 Chocolate Cooking Class

Simply Perfect Chocolate Discover the joys of chocolate making. Discover the joys of chocolate making, its history and flavours. There is science to making chocolate. Let chocolatier Galit Segev and Chef Victor Pisapia bring this in easy grasp for you. Roll your own truffles and make some unique chocolate desserts just in time for Christmas lunch.

#10 Duck Cooking Classes

Let’s Cook Duck Cooking duck is simpler than you think. This popular class books early! Cooking duck is simpler than you think, so get your taste buds ready. We prepare duck in variety of ways – rotisserie, sauté, baking and grilling – with amazing sauces to accompany it. This is a delicious class! 

#11 Quick Recipe Cooking Class

Mid-Week Wonders All the tips and recipes for fast and simple but memorable meals. Are you in a mid-week meal rut? Have to pull off a special meal in the middle of a hectic week? This class gives you all the tips and recipes for fast and simple but memorable meals. You’ll learn how to plan great dishes from fresh ingredients in a creative approach to the mid-week meal. Taught by busy Cordon Bleu-trained Chef / Mum Tawnya Bahr, this class is perfect for people who want to eat well but not spend lots of time in the kitchen. Tawnya is known for her love of regional produce and her pantry stocking tips are a must! As always, classes are suitable for novices as well as experienced cooks. You help make a number of recipes hands-on, with some demonstration, and an interactive part to each class where knife skills are taught as well as kitchen basics. 

#12 French Cooking Class

Experience the warm winter flavours of France. The warm winter flavours of France infuse this class with bistro ambience. Learn slow cooked recipes, traditional sauces and unusual vegetables. Think the best beef bourguignon, bernaise, parnsip mash and more. The warm autumn flavours of France infuse this class with bistro ambience. Learn slow cooked recipes, traditional sauces and unusual vegetables. Think roasts and harvest vegetables in French style.

#13 Greek Cooking Class

Summer in Santorini These recipes are treasures from the Greek Islands.Learn the spices, produce, techniques and traditions of Greek cuisine – hailed as the healthiest in the world (and one of the most delectable). Explore olives and olive oil, lush purees of aubergine and fava, octopus simmered in red wine, prawns saganaki, just to name a few. These fabulous recipes are treasures from Victor’s years leading food tours to the Greek Islands. Immerse yourself in the flavours and stories of Greece as we recreate the best of the Mediterranean.

#14 Indian Cooking Class

Bollywood Cook-off (South Indian Regional)Simple and delicious dishes sure to impress. Join Victor and Wanitha to warm up with some spicy dishes form Kerala like hot and sour fish curry, masala lamb cutlets, lemon rice and more! Learn about traditional Indian spices, their history and simple and delicious dishes to impress your guests.

#15 Srilanka Cooking Class

The bold colours of India are magical in its environment and delicious in its food. Imagine yourself wandering the streets of New Delhi as flames lick the clay pots of the food stalls and singe the night air, filling it with enticing aromas begging you to taste… Welcome to our new Street Food series, taking you on a culinary journey to the hawker stalls of far off lands from our Danks St kitchen. The bold colours of India are magical in its environment and delicious in its food. They are a feast for the eyes! Our food journey takes you to the streets for the best samosas, sambar, tamatar kasundi, chicken tikka and more! The class, taught by Victor and Wanitha, showcases necessary Indian ingredients and how to use them, use of basic Indian cooking equipment and the spices of India which we love. As always, classes are suitable for novices as well as experienced cooks. You help make a number of recipes hands-on, with some demonstration, and an interactive part to each class where knife skills are taught as well as kitchen basics.

#16 Italian Cooking Class

Kiss Me I’m Italian Come be Italian for a day and share my mother’s secret recipes. Come be Italian for a day and share my mother’s secret recipes. Find out why my mother’s ‘red gravy’ takes days to make. (I will have some ready for you, so moreish!) Discover the rich regional flavours of Italy as we take a culinary journey. Find out why cavalo nero is a star vegetable and explore the rich flavours of gorgonzola and porcini. Learn to use the right olive oil, cook simple seafood and the Italian basics that are so essential. Mama Mia!

#17 Lebanese Cooking Class

Discover the lusciousness of Lebanese! The food of this country is absolutely delicious so come along to experience big bold flavours as we create a Lebanese banquet with kofta, spiced chicken with pistachio pesto, tabbouleh, hoummus, fattous and the most amazing whole Lebanese style fish you can imagine. Discover the lusciousness of Lebanese!

#18 Malaysian Cooking Class

Draw out the passion for spice in your life. Food Goddess Wanitha Tanasingam joins Victor to present a feast of Malaysian and Indian dishes that are big on flavour, easy to learn and draw out the passion for spice in your life. Remember, we won’t repeat menus. If you’ve done Amazing Malaysian with us before, this will be a new menu.&
Laksa is a hugely popular dish with many variations. Come with Victor and chef Wanitha Tanasingam on a journey to discover the soul food of Nonya (Chinese Malaysian) cuisine. Learn the 2 basic types of laksa and the 3 essential pastes that result from the marriage of Indian, Muslim and Chinese cultures. Learn to make authentic, amazing Asam Laksa (or Penang Laksa, listed at number 7 on World’s 50 most delicious foods complied by CNN Go in 2011), plus seafood combination, mild creamy chicken and spicy vegetarian. Have fun while you learn to blend the spices and herbs to recreate traditional Malaysian flavours. Sarong wearing is permitted – in fact, it’s encouraged! 

#19 Japanese Cooking Class

‘Moreish’, mellow, nutty, fun & quick to cook. Be one of the family–learn to make Malaysian ‘comfort food’; a dish you wont’ find in restaurants, that reflects the warmth and generosity of Malaysian cooking. It’s ‘moreish’, mellow, nutty, fun and surprisingly quick to cook. This is a great dish for crab, as it’s simpler than it seems, and is one curry you can eat without rice, but why would you want to?

#20 Singaporean and Malaysian Hawker Style

Experience the glow of spice infused amazing Malaysian cooking. Chef Wanitha Tanasingam joins Victor to bring you her spice infused amazing Malaysian cooking. Wanitha alone is worth the class fee as she will teach you how to make some of the great and easy “hawker style” dishes from her native land. Think delicious noodle dishes like char koay teow, sour fish soup with fresh mint and cucumber, and more! Simple stir fries with the punch of chillies, mint, and fish sauce – this will open up your taste buds. This class is a must for food lovers. One of our regulars, Judy Passlow, said Wanitha’s “infectiously delicious personality and style made the day heaps of fun… The feast we enjoyed together was magnificent.” Every class is a different menu, so even if you’ve been to Malaysian Hawker Style before, you’ll learn something new. 

# 21 Meat cooking clas

The ultimate class on cooking meat!

This is a class you can sink your teeth into! The ultimate class on cooking meat. Learn about different varieties of meats, new cuts, what to look for to make the best selection, organic vs non-organic, the difference the feed makes (grass vs grain), correct cooking techniques and how to prepare simple, delicious dishes. It’s a full-on class with a big focus on flavour. 

#22 Mexican Cooking Class

Light, fresh, modern Mexican cooking.

Mexican food is about colour, vibrancy, laughter, spice and difference. Let Victor introduce you to light, fresh, modern Mexican cooking – a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds. Hand-made salsas dance on your palate while you learn how to wrap and steam Mexico’s “little bundles of joy” – tamales. Learn about many varieties of chillies. Modern Mexican food is stylish, so leave your misconceptions at home and enjoy the real flavours of Mexico. Recipes from Victor’s former restaurant “Rattlesnake Grill” will be showcased today. Every class is a different menu, so even if you’ve been to Modern Mexican before, you’ll learn something new. 

Imagine yourself wandering the streets of Mexico City as flames lick the grills in the food stalls and singe the night air, filling it with enticing aromas begging you to taste… Welcome to our new Street Food series, taking you on a culinary journey to the hawker stalls of far off lands from our Danks St kitchen. Pork pulled tacos, barbecued duck tamales, fish tacos, and quesadillas are just some examples of what’s on offer in this fun, interactive and fast paced class. Experience the colourful and flavoursome foods of Mexico for parties or for the family. As always, classes are suitable for novices as well as experienced cooks. You help make a number of recipes hands-on, with some demonstration, and an interactive part to each class where knife skills are taught as well as kitchen basics. 

#23 Moroccan Cooking Class

Feast of Marrakech Food from “the place where the sun sets”.

Tantalise your senses in a hands-on cooking class feast of modern Moroccan cuisine. Be inspired with food from “the place where the sun sets”. Imagine tagine that melts in your mouth, couscous steamed to perfection, harissa for zest. You’ll be surprised at what you discover.

#24 Pizza Cooking Class

Power Pizza A sure fire hit for entertaining families and friends.

Everyone loves pizza! And you will love knowing how to make it at home. This is a popular and sure fire hit for entertaining quickly for families and friends. We show you how to make dough, take you through the elements of a great pizza sauce, create classic and creative toppings and some lovely salads to accompany it all. A Chocolate Dessert Pizza will finish off your delicious experience and have your friends wanting more! As always, classes are suitable for novices as well as experienced cooks. You help make a number of recipes hands-on, with some demonstration, and an interactive part to each class where knife skills are taught as well as kitchen basics. 

# 25 Seafood Cooking Class

Catch of the Day You’ll be a regular at the fishmonger after this!

We all know eating seafood is healthy, but often struggle with “how to …”. This class brings the fruit of the sea to your plate. Learn new tips and techniques for buying (the good signs and the bad) and preparing fresh seafood. Learn why chefs love monkfish; what’s sustainable and what isn’t; make stock, clean octopus and cook wonderful dishes with more unusual (and less expensive!) fish. Make classic bouillabaisse and other dishes you will be proud of. You’ll be a regular at the fishmonger after this! 

# 26 South American Cooking Class

Make your Valentine’s dinner a guaranteed success. Men who cook never want for dates! Make your Valentine’s dinner a guaranteed success. Learn to do it Nuevo Latino (New Latin) style, with the passionate flavours of South America. Explore tastes and rhythms of Argentina, Brazil, Peru, …, Cuba and Ecuador and discover new sensations. Prepare to seduce your Valentine with sexy recipes like empanadas, arepas, beef chimichurri and prawn moqueca, and samba into a Happy Valentine’s Day. 

South American cooking is a tribute to ancient cultures and highlights the amazing ingredients from this colourful part of the world. From the meat-loving Argentines to the seafood-loving Peruvians, this continent has it all. After all it’s the continent that gave us chocolate, corn, tomatoes, chillies and more. Roll empanadas by hand, make fresh ceviche, learn about quinoa and create wonderful dishes of Andean pumpkin and Argentine chimichurri. This class is taught by executive chef Victor Pisapia, who travels to South America every year. You will be in great hands as you samba into the ‘best of South America’.

#27 Paella Cooking Class

Perfect Paella & Tantalising Tapas Learn to make perfect seafood paella in authentic style.

Enjoy Spain at its best. Be seduced by the smells of saffron, garlic, chorizo, and Spanish paprika as you click your heels and journey to Spain for the day. Learn to make perfect seafood paella in authentic style, why the right saffron is so important, what type of pans to use and how to compliment it with savoury tapas like albondigas, chickpeas and Catalan spinach. Expect sultry flavours to this delicious class.

#28 Sri Lankan Cooking Class

Experience culinary treasures from The Pearl of the Orient – Sri Lanka. Explore the melding of an array of cultural influences: from tribal rule by the Veddah, to migrations of Sinhalese, Tamils and Moors, and colonial influences of Malay, Dutch, Portuguese and English. Make rich, fragrant and satisfying dishes like cashew nut curry, coconut sambal, urumas (pork curry), fresh salmon patties, and pol sambar (rice with grated coconut, lime juice and chilli).

#29 Thai Cooking Class

Learn Thai basics hands-on through her simple, everyday food. Imagine yourself wandering the streets of Bangkok as flames lick the woks of the food stalls and singe the night air, filling it with enticing aromas begging you to taste… Welcome to our new Street Food series, taking you on a culinary journey to the hawker stalls of far off lands from our Danks St kitchen. Thai food is addictive and delicious.

Learn Thai basics hands-on through her simple, everyday food – satays, papaya salad, pad Thai and more – in this amazing class of Thai street food favourites, taught by Victor and Wanitha. As always, classes are suitable for novices as well as experienced cooks. You help make a number of recipes hands-on, with some demonstration, and an interactive part to each class where knife skills are taught as well as kitchen basics.

Wanitha was steeped in Thai culture through her life, growing up in Penang, Malaysia, so close to Thai islands with a long history of cross-pollinating with the Malay. Her great love for and knowledge of Thai cooking was fed by her uncle, who was Head Chef for the Thai consulate where she spent hours in the kitchen and played as a “mini cook” since she could stand on her own.

Victor’s passion for Thai food was nurtured by the renowned Thai celebrity Chef, McDang, who Victor has known since they were in their 20’s. Traveling in Thailand with McDang while filming for his television series, Victor learned the amazing experience that is authentic Thai cooking. Come share the passion

#30 The Best of Thai Cooking

Create the Thai banquet of your dreams. Learn the 3 essential cooking pastes from Thailand to create sensational new dishes. The journey starts with you learning how to make red paste, green paste and blackened roasted chilli paste. You use these to make fantastic curries and stir fries. Learn Thai cooking basics and how to use the amazing array of spices to create the Thai banquet of your dreams.

Wanitha was steeped in Thai culture through her life, growing up in Penang, Malaysia, so close to Thai islands with a long history of cross-pollinating with the Malay. Her great love for and knowledge of Thai cooking was fed by her uncle, who was Head Chef for the Thai consulate where she spent hours in the kitchen and played as a “mini cook” since she could stand on her own.

Victor’s passion for Thai food was nurtured by the renowned Thai celebrity Chef, McDang, who Victor has known since they were in their 20’s. Traveling in Thailand with McDang while filming for his television series, Victor learned the amazing experience that is authentic Thai cooking. Come share the passion!

As always, classes are suitable for novices as well as experienced cooks. You help make a number of recipes hands-on, with some demonstration, and an interactive part to each class where knife skills are taught as well as kitchen basics. 

# 31Vegetarian Cooking Classes

Don’t Tell Them It’s Vegetarian. Explore the wonderful variety of seasonal vegetables.

Come explore the wonderful variety of seasonal vegetables, unique grains and vegetarian cooking options. Hone your knife skills, chopping, dicing and julienne to create amazing dishes that are healthy, easy to prepare and have “WOW” factor. You will impress your vegetarian friends and learn some healthy (and less expensive!) meal options. Take all your friends on a flavour journey, just don’t tell them. 

Raw food Cooking Class

Thermomix Cooking Class

Paleo Cooking Class